What The Bible Says About Children’s Duties

Children’s Duties

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
Ephesians 6:1-3

Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.
Colossians 3:20

…Honour thy father and thy mother.
Luke 18:20

Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother….
Deoteronomy 27:16

Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father,
Leviticus 19:3

Honour thy father and thy mother, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee;…
Deuteronomy 5:16

My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
Proverbs 6:20

A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
Proverbs 13:1

My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
Proverbs 1:10

A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
Proverbs 15:5

Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
Proverbs 20:11

…A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
Proverbs 10:1

Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.
Proverbs 28:7

Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways. Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
Proverbs 8:32,33

My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.
Proverbs 23:15,16

Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
Proverbs 23:22

The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice; and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him. Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice. My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.
Proverbs 23:24-26

Related terms: What the Bible Says About Raising Children, What God Says About Children